HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 6 Friday 3 June
Saturday’s Confirmation Mass was really enjoyable and we congratulate the children on their reverence, and thank everyone involved in bringing them to this point in their lives.
The school photos went well this week. The children looked great! Thank you for the part you played in getting your children ready.
Kindy 2023 is fully subscribed, and Kindy 2024 interviews are well under way. To date we have 52 applications for Kindy 2024, with many new families showing a lot of interest in joining our community. Word of mouth brings so many people here, and for that we thank you very very much for your support.
We hope to see many of you at next Friday’s Year Four assembly.
Have a fantastic long weekend!
COVID SELF REPORTING FORM
Please use the Self Reporting portal to register if your child is positive. It is important that we continue to monitor numbers across the school.
Please use the link below:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday 10 June
- Year 4 Assembly & Merit Awards
Thursday 16 June
- Winter Sports Carnival - Year 6
Friday 17 June
- Holy Rosary Cross Country - Years 3-6
- PP Class Mass followed by morning tea for parents in the Parish Centre
Student free Days 2022
- Monday 6 June - Public Holiday
- Monday 18 July
- Monday 15 August
- Monday 10 October
MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS ASSEMBLY FRIDAY 10 JUNE
SOCIAL MEDIA - A CAUTIONARY TALE
You will be aware that school sanctioned social media with the school and class pages is popular and very well utilised.
Other social media avenues (e.g. whatsapp groups) are not sanctioned by our school. While it is not the school’s place to direct traffic on these other social media avenues, it is the school’s place to remind users of the following:
When inappropriate comments about children or staff are posted, we generally get to hear about them from parents who feel that the remarks are unhelpful or do not reflect what we stand for. Thankfully this doesn’t happen often! Nonetheless it is important to remember that, should there be an issue at school, it is important to seek information at source and not elsewhere. Most recently, one side of a story was shared and attracted a few responses. The story itself was not accurate, and people not present to it were sharing views on the incident.
This is not acceptable. The school’s code of conduct is breached, people are slighted, and it spreads misinformation. I appreciate that people let us know, but they shouldn’t have to if the correct channels are followed.
It is important to note that any commentary in the public domain be addressed mindfully and respectfully. To make Jesus real we need this to be the case. Thank you for your support!
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CANTEEN HELP IS NEEDED!
This week we are asking ourselves to “Be brave. Make change” for National Reconciliation Week, and we are acknowledging that we need to be brave each day and take action for the benefit of all Australians.
Chess and year 5 Book Club is back! Students in years 4, 5 and 6 can sign up for the Senior Chess Tournament to start this term. Year 5 Book Club will also start before the holidays and I thank all the senior students for their enthusiasm to get involved! Juniors are invited to watch the chess tournament in preparation for their own competition in Term 3.
Have a lovely long weekend
“Long ago and not so long ago, the children were taken away.” Sorry Day – Coral Vass and Dub Leffler
Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 6 June: Public Holiday
Wednesday 8 June: C Irdi, B Robbins
Friday 10 June: M Mansell, B Radalj, Z Kitchen
Wednesday Soup of the Day: Lentil Soup
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OUR P & F NEWS
Our End of terms plans out being changed up a little, to accomodate all the changes to events which have taken place this year. In partnership with the school the last day of term will look different and be a great series of celebrations! Don’t worry the Kindy Kids won’t be missing out - we have plans for them to get their cupcakes on Thursday.
Last day of term, Friday July 1:
- Casual Dress
- 9am - Mass
- 10am Bake Sale (cupcakes donated by parents guardians, distribution run by student leaders)
- 2pm disco (similar plans as for 2020 – discos in gym, Veritas, Undercover area – depending on the age of students from Pre-primary to Year Six) - instead of a night time disco next term.
- 3pm go home
Cost - $5 per child or $10 per family, covering:
- Donation to St Vincent De Paul Blanket Appeal ($1 per child)
- P&F - Contribution to Graduation, and to other P&F initiatives
The disco replaces the one initially planned for next term, and the bake sale is a different take on the one usually held at the end of the day. Our Year Six Students will be in charge of all the arrangements. It will be a big and excellent day for them – in fact for all of the children!
In week 8 Term 3 instead we will hold our Upper school Adventure playground thank you, opening and sausage sizzle & there will be music playing for the kids to dance to! More info on dates to come.
Links from previous newsletters
- PCH 'what to do if my child gets covid' video
- Coping with change during Covid 19 - coming to terms with the new normal
- Coping with Coronavirus anxiety - (whilst older has some great tips on talking to children about CV)
- FACE COVID - How to respond effectively to the Corona Crisis
- About Covid 19 and children - (and many other CV tips & info from raising children)
- Supporting Children during the Coronavirus pandemic
We will continue sharing information via the P&F section of the newsletter and in some cases via the parent reps &/or the Holy Rosary school Facebook page.
Have a lovely weekend.
Your 2022 P&F Committee
Rebecca Watson, Verity Phoenix, Kara O'Sullivan & Ryleigh Stewart
Signing up for the entertainment book not only unlocks savings on your favourite restaurants, fast food faves, holidays, outings and much much more, but 20% of the proceeds of sale also come directly back to the P&F to support Holy Rosary School.
Please use the below link to purchase direct through the Holy Rosary fundraiser site, and feel free to share with your friends and extended community!
ALTERNATIVELY: You can also go direct to the entertainment book home page and add “Holy Rosary School, Doubleview” as the chosen fundraiser by following the prompts.